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'Black Mirror' reflects uneven nature in Anthony Mackie and Miley Cyrus episodes

(CNN)"Black Mirror" tends to be a hit-miss proposition, and isn't above doing a little old-fashioned pandering to get attention. So it is with a Goldilocks-like three-episode flight of the anthology that consists of a near-perfect installment starring Anthony Mackie, a tense but minor one about a tech company and a relatively weak vehicle about a pop star, and her alter ego, featuring Miley Cyrus.As always, the Netflix franchise operates on the fringe of reality, highlighting the way technology permeates our lives while taps into the unease and creepiness of where those trends might lead.Series creator Charlie Brooker is especially good at tweaking existing innovations just enough to probe the rabbit holes down which they might inadvertent ...